Where does the shoot take place?
The majority of our sessions take place in our studio located near Watford at the North West of London. If your needs require something different, we are available to go on location for a small fee.
What do I wear for my session?
You should bring plenty of options to the shoot, we will go over it before hand but here are some pointers for you:
What about hair and makeup?
Hair and makeup is not included in the session fee. Most of the time men can get by without using professional hair and makeup, but we recommend a powder or foundation to help even out skin tones and to keep the face from looking shiny. You can pick up a powder in your colour at any department store, we recommend the MAC counter or a beauty supply store where you can get professional help picking the right colour.
For women we always recommend professional makeup. A professional makeup artist knows how to make you look your best for the camera.
You can bring your own makeup artist to the shoot, or we can provide you with a list of local HMUA's that we work with all the time and love!
Our studio is open for you to have your hair and makeup done before your session, just make sure to let us know when you schedule your appointment.
How long does it take to get my images?
For most headshot sessions our turnaround time is three business days to get your gallery of images. Once you make your retouching selections it is typically another two to three business days before your final, edited images are delivered to you. If you have a deadline and need something even faster, be sure to let us know when you book.
How much retouching do you do?
Straight out of the camera your images will be pretty much ready to go. We use the right lighting and posing techniques to make you look your best. Before we deliver the images to you we sort through and ditch any of the blinky or blurry ones, colour-correct and crop them.
You can order images to be digitally retouched as an add on to your session. Each image you order is then given the highest level of attention to reduce and remove wrinkles and blemishes as well as stray hairs and dark circles. The key is to enhance the image without making you look fake.
Getting a facial several days to a week before the shoot can ensure that your skin will look its best. It is important for you to look natural, and too much retouching can make you look fake.
It's my first time, what kind of acting headshots do I need?
As an actor, the type of shots you need is going to be determined by a few factors including your market (where you live and work), your type (what you look and act like), what you want to audition for and more. Here are a couple of things to consider.